The 1876 White Stockings won the NL championship.
July 4th ad in 1920 for Wrigley's chewing gum in The Saturday Evening Post
The 1906 Cubs won a record 116 of 154 games. They then won back-to-back World Series titles in 1907–08.
1913 Chicago Cubs
Hall of Famer Hack Wilson
Club logo (1927–1936)
Cubs logo (1941–1945)
A sports-related curse that was supposedly placed on the Chicago Cubs by Billy Goat Tavern owner William Sianis during Game 4 of the 1945 World Series.
Ernie Banks ("Mr. Cub")
Ryne Sandberg set numerous league and club records in his career and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2005.
Andre Dawson, 5× All-Star and 1987 NL MVP during tenure in Chicago
Sammy Sosa was the captain of the Chicago Cubs during his tenure with the team.
Kerry Wood, along with Mark Prior, led the Cubs' rotation in 2003.
Dempster emerged in 2004 and became the Cubs' regular closer.
Alfonso Soriano signed with the club in 2007.
Carlos Zambrano warming up before a game
Starlin Castro during his 2010 rookie season
One of two Cubs building blocks, Anthony Rizzo, swinging in the box
The Cubs celebrate after winning the 2016 World Series.
2016 Champions visit the White House in June 2017.
Clark (left) with the Oriole Bird
Ron Santo
Billy Williams
Ferguson Jenkins
Kiki Cuyler
Mordecai "Three Finger" Brown
Harry Caray

In 1916, Wrigley bought a minority stake in the Chicago Cubs baseball team as part of a group headed by Charles Weeghman, former owner of the Federal League's Chicago Whales.

- William Wrigley Jr.

Beginning in 1916, Bill Wrigley of chewing-gum fame acquired an increasing quantity of stock in the Cubs.

- Chicago Cubs

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Wrigley Field in 2018

Wrigley Field

Major League Baseball stadium located on the North Side of Chicago, Illinois.

Major League Baseball stadium located on the North Side of Chicago, Illinois.

Wrigley Field in 2018
Wrigley Field in 2022
Videoboard above new left field bleacher seats in 2015
Closeup of Wrigley Field's ivy
Wrigley's distinctive ivy-covered outfield walls in 2006
View of the right field bleacher seats before the 1060 Project renovations began
April 2006 view from a rooftop across Waveland Avenue
The scoreboard at Wrigley Field is operated by hand.
The iconic marquee outside Wrigley Field
The marquee was temporarily painted purple for the 2010 Land of Lincoln Trophy college football game.
Installed in 1934, the marquee was removed for restoration for the first time in 2015.
Wrigley Field configured for soccer in 2012.
Hockey rink layout during the 2009 NHL Winter Classic between the Blackhawks and Red Wings
Some Wrigley Field advertising in 2007
The north exterior of Wrigley Field, with manual scoreboard visible, as it appears during the offseason. This picture was taken prior to the outfield bleacher expansion, which brought the bleachers over the sidewalk.
Fans on Waveland Avenue during a 2009 game.
at Wrigley Field is served by Red Line trains. This view is now blocked by buildings constructed in 2007.

It is the home of the Chicago Cubs, one of the city's two MLB franchises.

Chewing gum magnate William Wrigley Jr. of the Wrigley Company acquired the Cubs in 1921.

Wrigley in 1917

Philip K. Wrigley

Wrigley in 1917
All-American Girls Professional Baseball League members in 1948
The Wrigley Building in Chicago

Philip Knight Wrigley (December 5, 1894 – April 12, 1977), often called P. K. Wrigley, was an American chewing gum manufacturer and executive in Major League Baseball, inheriting both of those roles as the quiet son of his much more flamboyant father, William Wrigley Jr.

He presided over the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, and also the family hobby, the Chicago Cubs, as owner until his death.

Weeghman in 1914

Charles Weeghman

German American restaurant entrepreneur and sports executive.

German American restaurant entrepreneur and sports executive.

Weeghman in 1914
Weeghman (left) with James A. Gilmore (center) and Joe Tinker (right) at the groundbreaking ceremony for Weeghman Park, March 4, 1914

After the failure of the Federal League, Weeghman acquired a majority interest in the Chicago Cubs.

In 1919, he lost control of the Cubs to William Wrigley Jr., who renamed the stadium.

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Santa Catalina Island (California)

Rocky island off the coast of Southern California in the Gulf of Santa Catalina.

Rocky island off the coast of Southern California in the Gulf of Santa Catalina.

Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo
Tourists enjoying the waters off Catalina in 1889
Hotel Metropole in 1901
The Catalina Casino as it appeared in 2007
The Catalina Island interior is owned and maintained by the Catalina Island Conservancy.
Silhouette of Catalina Island at sunset, as seen from the mainland
Catalina manzanita, one of the island's endemic plants
Bison on Catalina Island
Avalon beach in summertime
Avalon in March 2015
Two Harbors, the smaller of the island's two population centers, in 2015
Sunrise view of the Wrigley Institute lab and Big Fisherman's Cove
Catalina Airport, also known as the Airport-in-the-Sky
Little Harbor on the backside of Catalina

During this time, the island was sporadically used for smuggling, otter hunting, and gold digging, before successfully being developed into a tourist destination by chewing gum magnate William Wrigley Jr. beginning in the 1920s.

Starting in 1921, the Chicago Cubs, also owned by Wrigley, used the island for the team's spring training.

Albert Lasker in the 1920s

Albert Lasker

American businessman who played a major role in shaping modern advertising.

American businessman who played a major role in shaping modern advertising.

Albert Lasker in the 1920s
Lasker (front center-left) with US President Warren G. Harding (front center-right) at Yankee Stadium in 1923
The mausoleum of Albert Lasker

Lasker was an early owner of the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball.

In 1925, he sold the team to one of his minor partners, William Wrigley Jr.